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The United States of America?

July 23, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

There is no doubt that we are a country divided. I have blogged for three years about the fact that Americans are seeking compromise from our leaders. We want solutions from Congress. No one ever expected the Supreme Court to be the place where laws get negotiated. But that is where we are today. Who needs Judge Judy when we...

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Missouri and the Obamacare Rulings

July 23, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Differing Court Rulings On Obamacare Mean One Thing: Nothing Changes For Now By SHULA NEUMAN & VÉRONIQUE LACAPRA On Tuesday, two federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions that could have major ramifications for the future of the Affordable Care Act. The controversy hinges on whether people in the 36 states that opted NOT to set up their own health insurance exchanges can qualify...

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Blue v. Red Obamacare? / NYT

July 23, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Two Americas on Health Care, and Danger of Further Division JULY 23, 2014 Margot Sanger-Katz For decades, the United States has had a fragmented health policy. States called the shots on major elements of how health care and health insurance were financed and regulated. The result: a hodgepodge of coverage and a wide variance in health. The Affordable Care Act was designed to...

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Spicy Marinated Tomatoes

July 17, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Cooking Light: Ingredients 4 cups halved red, yellow, or orange cherry tomatoes 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 4) 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Preparation Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine...

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Teen Solo World Flight

July 17, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

http://gogonews.com/teen-becomes-youngest-person-to-fly-around-the-world/

County Executive Candidates Fight for Women’s Vote

July 17, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

  By JO MANNIES The nasty contest for St. Louis County executive got even nastier today when incumbent Democrat Charlie Dooley launched a new TV ad that attacks rival Steve Stenger for a client he represented 14 years ago as a court-ordered attorney in a prostitution case. “Steve Stenger represented a prostitution kingpin who sold women into slavery, some as young as 13,”...

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Coal Plant Closing

July 17, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/meramec-coal-power-plant-once-celebrated-draws-cheers-with-closure/article_7472c581-5ceb-5d5f-ab7a-2d49a4c68ad2.html

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July 11, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-utah-same-sex-marriage-appeal-20140709-story.html

Outside Consultants to Review Sexual Assault Practice

July 11, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Outside Consultant Will Review UM Sexual Assault Policies By DALE SINGER The University of Missouri system announced Wednesday it is hiring an outside consultant to review the school’s policies and materials concerning sexual assault and mental health services. The move is the latest action in response to the highly publicized case of Sasha Menu Courey, a student at the Columbia campus who committed...

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A Teachable Moment

July 2, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Folks, this is a teachable moment! This is the moment Planned Parenthood has been waiting for. The answer to the inexplicable sacrifice Title X funds get every time a race starts to narrow and a moderate needs to appease the far right. I am wondering if Gloria Borga of CNN is right and whether it will wind up that Congress steps in...

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